Education Scholarships

For questions about School of Education scholarships, contact your student account counselor.

Alice V. Watkins Scholarship

This scholarship honors Dr. Alice V. Watkins, former dean of the School of Education at APU. Dr. Watkins has a passion for encouraging students in their teaching credential goals. This scholarship financially assists students enrolled in a teaching credential program. Awards range from $500 to $1,000. Download the 2018–19 Alice V. Watkins Scholarship Application (PDF).

Bessie Maria Lyles Memorial Scholarship

In honor of the life of Bessie Maria Lyles, this scholarship supports students entering the field of special education, specifically those from backgrounds underrepresented in the special education teaching ranks and/or those who have personal experience with disabilities and the additional supports required for student success. Applicants must be in good academic standing and demonstrate academic aptitude that indicates a likelihood for program completion. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded. Download the 2018-19 Bessie Maria Lyles Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF).

Dan and Judy Watkins Scholarship

This scholarship honors Dan and Judy Watkins’ appreciation of adult learners who are transitioning into a teaching career. This scholarship financially assists graduates of the liberal studies program at Los Angeles Pacific University who enroll in a graduate Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program. Preference is given to full-time Christian workers and/or their family member. The award amount varies depending on available funding. Download the 2018-19 Dan and Judy Watkins Scholarship Application (PDF).

Ernest L. Boyer Teacher Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of the late Ernest Boyer, the noted educator who served as President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His friends and family established a fund to provide awards for students who are planning careers as teachers. Azusa Pacific University is honored to be one of five institutions selected to provide an annual award. Students enrolled in a teaching credential program are eligible to apply. Criteria include Dr. Boyer’s values, including commitments to community, character, and service, and creating a climate for learning. Download the 2019-20 Ernest L. Boyer Teacher Scholarship Application (PDF).

Lillian B. Wehmeyer Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of the late Dr. Lillian B. Wehmeyer, former faculty in the School of Education doctoral program, who lived with a passion for assisting doctoral students in successful research. This scholarship assists doctoral program students in the School of Education who are attending on a half- or full-time basis and who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress, commitment to service, and financial need. This is a one-time award and cannot be combined with the Research Assistantship. The annual awards range from $1,000 to $3,500. Download the 2018-19 Lillian B. Wehmeyer Scholarship Application (PDF).

Marvin O. Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of the late Marvin O. Johnson, who was a passionate educator throughout his lifetime teaching career. This scholarship assists serious-minded and spiritually sensitive students who are enrolled full-time in a teaching credential and/or master’s degree program preparing for classroom education (K–12). Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in consecutive fall and spring terms, and desire to teach in the public school system. The award is $2,500 for each of two consecutive terms for a total of $5,000. Download the 2018-19 Marvin O. Johnson Scholarship Application (PDF).

Simmerok Family Encouragement Scholarship

This scholarship represents Dr. Bruce Simmerok’s vision of encouraging graduate students. As a faculty member and administrator at APU, Dr. Simmerok has a heart for helping others succeed. The scholarship assists School of Education students, including those in online programs, who are admitted and enrolled in the fall term and demonstrate financial need. Awards vary depending on available funding. Download the 2018-19 Simmerok Family Encouragement Scholarship Application (PDF).

Victress Bower Scholarship

Residents of Riverside or San Bernardino counties may qualify for this scholarship. Students must already be credentialed, teaching, and seeking an additional credential or master’s degree in special education. Awards vary based on available funding. Download the 2018-19 Victress Bower Scholarship Scholarship Application (PDF).

View additional outside financial aid opportunities—including scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loan assumptions—available to School of Education students.

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